What is it about your neighborhood that makes it a good work environment for you?
Our neighbors. We are surrounded by other small business owners who provide support, friendship, and inspiration every day. In just a one-block radius, there’s Seaport Flowers, Henry Public, Goose Barnacle,
Junior Lowe, Montero’s Bar, Jarontiques, and Tazza (to name just a few)... It’s amazing to be in a neighborhood that supports small businesses so well.
What are you most proud of so far, in terms of your work, and why?
When we started, we were only open on weekends, just hoping to pay the rent while we kept our day jobs. Now, less than four years later, Holler & Squall is supporting our family, which now includes our two children.
Inside Holler & Squall
If you had to choose one quality that unifies all the items you choose for Holler & Squall, what would it be?
What collections or product lines are you most excited about in 2013?
We are scheduled to attend a huge European antique auction coming up in just a couple weeks. The catalogue is FILLED with perfect turn-of-the-century armchairs, some stripped down to the original muslin, others in jewel-one mohair velvets. If we don’t come home with at least two van loads, we will be disappointed.
So many beautiful things are made in Brooklyn every day... But is there any one type of item that's missing, that you'd like to see local artisans tackle?
If we could think of that, it would be our next store!